A Vancouver-based company aiming to replace pollution-spewing urban mass transportation with zero-emission electric vehicles says it's secured a new deal in the Philippines that could generate up to 300 jobs locally as manufacturing ramps up.
By Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times December 3, 2013 3:10 p.m.
How to deal with boredom at the table and long waits for the check while dining out? Applebee's is betting on 100,000 tablets.
By Greg Giroux, Bloomberg News December 3, 2013 3:06 p.m.
A proposal to require labeling of genetically engineered foods and seeds in Washington state enjoyed broad public support in polls this summer.
By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press December 3, 2013 4:54 p.m.
SEATTLE — Two workers sued one of the nation’s largest rail companies Tuesday, saying their same-sex spouses have repeatedly been denied health benefits even though gay marriage is legal in Washington state.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press December 3, 2013 11:17 a.m.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri's bid for a Boeing assembly plant could include more than $1.7 billion of incentives over two decades if the airplane manufacturer adds thousands of jobs, according to new information about the proposal released Tuesday.
By Associated Press December 3, 2013 11:15 a.m.
PORTLAND — A megaload of oil refinery equipment bound for the tar sands oil region of western Canada has completed a leg of more than 40 miles in its planned six-day trip through Eastern Oregon.The rig parked south of Pendleton on Tuesday after pulling out of the Port of Umatilla on Monday night earlier than protesters expected.
By Don Brunell December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Washington State Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler made national news when he quickly rejected President Obama's call for insurers to extend individual health insurance policies cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as Obamacare.
By Sarah Kliff, The Washington Post December 3, 2013 6 a.m.
Tamesha Means was 18 weeks' pregnant when her water broke. Means, then 27 and the mother of two, knew something was wrong. So she called a friend to take her to the one hospital within a half-hour's drive, Mercy Health Partners.
By JESSE J. HOLLAND, Associated Press December 2, 2013 10:38 p.m.
WASHINGTON — On perhaps the busiest online shopping day of the year, the Supreme Court refused to wade into a dispute over state sales taxes for purchases on websites like Amazon.com, an outcome likely to prompt more states to attempt to collect taxes on Internet sales.
By CHRIS BLANK, Associated Press December 2, 2013 9:30 p.m.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers were seeking additional information as they started work Monday on an incentives package aimed at winning production of Boeing's new 777X commercial airplane.
By Curtis Tate, McClatchy-Tribune December 2, 2013 4:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure "so taxpayers don't have to."
By The Columbian December 2, 2013 4:12 p.m.
Starting in January, employers in Washington face an average 2.7 percent hike in workers' compensation insurance premiums, the first increase in three years, the state Department of Labor and Industries announced Monday.
By David G. Savage, Tribune Washington Bureau December 2, 2013 10:01 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will not reconsider the part of President Barack Obama's health care law that requires employers to provide basic health insurance for their workers or pay a tax penalty.
By ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press December 2, 2013 2:57 p.m.
BAKERSVILLE, N.C. — Jeff Pollard trudged up the steep slope and stopped at a desiccated, rust-brown tree. Two months earlier, workers had tagged this Fraser fir as ready for market.
By Associated Press December 2, 2013 10:39 a.m.
UMATILLA — Protesters blocked the departure of an oil refinery megaload Sunday night at the Port of Umatilla.